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February 5, 1989
Radion Gataullin broke his world indoor pole-vault record Saturday, clearing 19 feet 9 inches at the Soviet Union's Winter Championships at Gomel, the news agency Tass reported. Gataullin, a silver medalist in the 1988 Olympics, broke the record of 19-8 1/4 he set Jan. 22 at Leningrad. Gataullin, a student from Tashkent in Uzbekistan who will compete in the Times/Eagle Indoor Games Feb. 17 at the Forum, is threatening countryman Sergei Bubka's reign as the world's No. 1 vaulter.
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February 5, 1989
Radion Gataullin broke his world indoor pole-vault record Saturday, clearing 19 feet 9 inches at the Soviet Union's Winter Championships at Gomel, the news agency Tass reported. Gataullin, a silver medalist in the 1988 Olympics, broke the record of 19-8 1/4 he set Jan. 22 at Leningrad. Gataullin, a student from Tashkent in Uzbekistan who will compete in the Times/Eagle Indoor Games Feb. 17 at the Forum, is threatening countryman Sergei Bubka's reign as the world's No. 1 vaulter.
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September 3, 1985
U.S. triple-jumper Charles Simpkins soared more than 21 inches past the World University Games record Monday with the third-longest triple jump ever. Simpkins, of Charleston, S.C., jumped 58-0 on his first try in the competition at Kobe, Japan, and then soared 58-7 on his second, an even bigger advance on the record of 56-10 set by China's Zou Zhenxian in 1981. Simpkins fouled on his third try and passed his final three chances.
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September 29, 1988 | RICHARD HOFFER, Times Staff Writer
Pole vaulter Sergei Bubka, who has broken 18 world records, stopped well short of No. 19 Wednesday. After outlasting the rest of the Soviet vaulters and winning the Olympic gold medal, Bubka had the bar set at 20-0 feet, nearly 2 inches higher than his most recent record. Only once before had he ever asked for such a height. That was in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia, earlier this year. And that time he had simply run through, dismissing the attempt as "Everything in its own time."
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September 28, 1988 | RICHARD HOFFER, Times Staff Writer
Sergei Bubka, the world record-holder, outlasted numerous victory ceremonies and his own teammates Wednesday to win the gold medal in the pole vault. For a while, though, it was scary when he missed his first two attempts at 19 feet 4 inches and, because his last clearance was 18-8, nearly fell out of the medal race. Bubka then had the bar set at 20-0, laughing as he pulled off his warmups.
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March 11, 2002 | From Wire Reports
Tony Stewart dipped into his past Sunday, and the result was his first career 500-mile victory. Stewart slid under Ward Burton for the lead with 24 laps to go and held off Dale Earnhardt Jr. to win the MBNA America 500 NASCAR race at Atlanta Motor Speedway. It was Stewart's 13th career victory. "I wanted to get by [Burton] as fast as I could," Stewart said. "I thought if we could get by him and get in clean air, we'd be all right."
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July 9, 1986 | RANDY HARVEY, Times Staff Writer
Sergei Bubka made it appear so easy that a crowd of about 40,000 at Lenin Central Stadium Tuesday night seemed stunned when the Soviet Union's most popular athlete chose not to go even higher. But for now, Bubka decided his latest world record in the pole vault was high enough. As for how high that was, any European can tell you that it was 6.01 meters. That is one centimeter above Bubka's previous world record of 6.0 meters, which he set last year. In feet and inches, 6.
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